It was a beautiful sunny morning, with a gentle breeze that greeted our sail trainees joining us for this voyage. They hailed from all points across Tai Tokerau – from Kaitaia in the real far North, Hokianga in the West, Kaikohe in the mid North, Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, further south from Whangarei and  south east from Ruakaka. All were welcomed on board and off they set, looking nervously back at their whanau, friends and siblings waving back to them from the shore. Off for 7-days of adventure at sea.

The first day was busy, straight into safety drill and getting into life on board. Their first night is anchored in Whale Bay, ready for the big adventure and 0400 start – off to the Cavalli Islands tomorrow. A great start to the week!